Over the past month or so, I’ve been making pretty big strides at overcoming some of the trauma that I’ve been through. In particular, I seem to be discarding some of the ideas and messages that I learned in childhood from my parents. While I have been working on this for a few years, it seems as though I’m finally beginning to see the results of all of my hard work.
One thing that is hitting me pretty hard is that I seem to have learned how to love myself and others unconditionally. I began to realize this a few weeks ago as I started to experience true self love for the first time. And the truth is that I don’t even have to have any reasons to love myself; I just love myself because I think that it’s important to, and because I am worthy of it. I am feeling this same kind of unconditional love for others as well and believe that everyone is worthy of love. In fact, I think that it is a basic human right.
In order to get to this place, I did not have to use affirmations, make gratitude lists, look at the good things that I’m doing, use religion, or anything else of the sort in order to find a reason to love myself. I just broke down the walls of all of the conditioning that I learned about what love was and what love wasn’t until I found within myself what I was looking for.
Because of this, I really believe that true love, whether it be for oneself or others, is truly innate. We all have the ability to give and receive unconditional love. But much of the time society blocks us from it, or our parents might have taught us conditional love. Other relationships or traumas may also have taught us conditional love as well rather than how to love unconditionally. This is why it’s important to examine where one’s ideas of love came from, and if it’s simply time to discard those ideas. I believe that if you do, you will find what you are looking for has been within you the whole time.
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